I. DINE.

Get it? That was a Rachel Zoe reference from someone who has watched one episode of her show. So hopefully you’re at least as familiar with her silly sayings as I am.

So anyway, check this out:

I chose the Gilbert chair from IKEA, because I wanted to contrast my grandmother’s very vintage dining table with bright, white modern chairs, and the Gilbert was the best price. They look nice and feel sturdy and are surprisingly comfortable.

We used the money from our yard sale to buy six of the chairs, which we’ll need whenever we extend the table by inserting the leaf on special occasions. For now, the other two are around the kitchen table, but if we wanted to store them, the Gilbert is stackable! Bonus!

While we were at IKEA, Aaron surprised me by deciding to buy a rug for the dining room. I passed by this large jute rug and oohh’ed and ahhhh’ed, so he picked it up and put it in the shopping cart. A man after my own heart. I had wanted an 8’x10′ rug, and this is 6’9″ x 10′ (because no matter how good something looks, IKEA has to remind you that you’re buying it cheap by making it not quite perfect) which is plenty big enough to cover the bulk of the dining room. Lula thinks we bought her a personal chin scratcher.

We also got a bunch of small stuff – blinds for the kitchen, picture frames, some serving bowls and other kitchen stuff, but these were my favorite small purchase:

Uhhhhhh, you better hope you get invited to the same Christmas parties as me, because I will be making moose-shaped cookies all December long, folks.

And there you have it. The dining room is quickly approaching completion. I still need to make curtains and style the piano, and eventually I’d like to replace the bookshelf with a buffet to store our glassware. And I’m currently trying to decide if the stencil wall needs a piece of art or not. Your opinions are much appreciated.

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5 Responses to “I. DINE.”


  1. 1 Anne S November 8, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Do not cover up that beautiful wall with anything.

  2. 3 Halley November 9, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I love it!!!!

  3. 4 rosemaryonthetv September 28, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Thanks Cate! It’s actually a stencil. You can read about it here: https://rosemaryonthetv.com/2011/07/05/stencil-stencil-on-the-wall/


  1. 1 Artful Addition | rosemary on the tv Trackback on January 20, 2014 at 10:31 am

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